oppugnant

Related to oppugnant: oppugner, puisne

oppugnant

(əˈpʌɡnənt)
adj
rare combative, antagonistic, or contrary
opˈpugnancy n
opˈpugnantly adv
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These elements are regarded as opponent and oppugnant, but not contrary.
a unity born out of the coincidence of opponent and oppugnant forces that have their origin in a common source.(84) According to Coleridge, a polar unity is necessarily a tensile unity, what one commentator has described as a "sort of contrapuntal symphony" which becomes richer and more sublime to the degree that it incorporates divergent elements.(85) This feature of the model of polar unity is precisely what makes it so appropriate to the present discussion.